On February 14, 2008 Dog Gone gave their OK for archive.org:
As the two founding members of the band DOG GONE, we would like to
put our live music up on LMA. We are also happy to have others record
and upload our live music if they would like, and we will be putting
up quality recordings of each of our gigs as they are played. We are
a trade-friendly band specializing in live, improvisational jamming
very much in the spirit of the Jerry Garcia Band and Grateful Dead
(though we are not a Grateful Dead cover band). We are jazz/rock/folk-
influenced musicians who never play the same show twice.
Hal Masonberg & Daniel Raznick (DOG GONE)
Dog Gone (DG) will allow their fans to freely record and trade audience source recordings of their live performances, in a variety of formats. However, certain rules do apply. We hope that these rules will encourage fairness and the open exchange of DG recordings, while respecting the integrity of the live concert experience that is "Dog Gone."
At this time, DG record their own shows, and post said performances in the Live Music Archive. Nonetheless, taping is a privilege granted by the band to their fans. By respecting these simple rules you can help guarantee that the band will always be able to allow their fans to tape and trade their shows.
Audience taping is permitted at almost all shows by DG. When DG are performing at a festival or other event featuring multiple bands, that particular event's policy may override Dog Gone's regular taping policy. Such occasions rarely arise, yet please keep in mind that, when they do, it will be your obligation to respect any rules established by the organizer of said event.
-- No videotaping is ever allowed without expressed written consent of the band.
Please do not bring cameras of any kind to any DG show, as the venue is instructed not to allow them in the building. Neither the band, nor the venue, will be allowed to hold or watch any such equipment. You will be asked to leave the camera outside. Anyone found videotaping a DG performance will forfeit the ownership of the tape on demand and will be asked to leave the venue. In order to obtain permission to photograph or videotape Dog Gone, please contact Hal Masonberg at firstname.lastname@example.org with a detailed written proposal at least 2 weeks prior to the show date in question.
Currently, there is no ticketed "Taper's section" at Dog Gone's shows, so there are no specific "Taper's Tickets". The foremost restriction is that the band asks that tapers not obstruct the line of sight, which extends between the soundboard and the stage. This doesn't mean that "Front of Board" recording is not allowed; rather, it means that tapers must place their mics and decks in spaces that are not in the way of the Engineer or venue. If there is any uncertainty as to where equipment can be placed, please ask Daniel Raznick at email@example.com or the venue prior to setting up.
The band wants to be as accommodating to tapers as possible. However, in order to make this happen, the band asks that you adhere to a simple set of rules designed to guarantee they enjoyment of the audience and the tapers alike.
Audio Taping Rules:
- Tapers must bring, and are responsible, for all of their own equipment.
Please don't ask the venue or The Dog Gone crew to provide you with the gear that you forgot.
- The enjoyment of the audience in attendance at a concert always takes precedence over recording efforts. This means that at no time should tapers ever require other patrons to be quiet or otherwise interfere with their enjoyment of the show. Be smart about where you set up your gear: when you tape, you tape at your own risk. Sometimes things have been known to get pretty crazy down on the dance floor, and you shouldn't expect those caught in the frenzy of the moment to tip toe around your rig.
- Audience taping at Dog Gone concerts is authorized for non-commercial purposes only. Unauthorized sale, duplication and/or distribution is in violation of applicable laws and is strictly forbidden. All performances by Dog Gone and recordings are the exclusive property of Dog Gone. All rights reserved. The rights to record Dog Gone's performances set forth in this policy constitute an express, revocable license. We reserve the right to withdraw our sanction of recording, tape trading, and/or non-commercial digital audio file transfers on a case specific basis or in general, as we deem necessary. No waiver of any copyright or trademark right is intended.
- All participants in audio recording exchange (regardless of format) acknowledge and respect the copyrights and exclusive ownership of the music and performances by the performers, writers and publishers. In plain English, this means that the music contained on any recording of a performance by Dog Gone, be it a studio album or live recording, is the possession of Dog Gone.
- All taping must be for personal use only, which may include trading (via analog or digital tape, CD, or digital file transfer). Recordings may be traded only for an equivalent amount of similar media (DATs, cassettes, or Compact Discs, pre-recorded or blank). Regardless of any expenses incurred in duplicating a recording, no money may ever be exchanged as part of a trade. However, stamped, self-addressed envelopes may be included with blank media, allowing for fans to engage in "blanks and postage" (b-n-p) arrangements.
- The mediums by which audio trading is publicized may not be commercialized. Therefore newsletters, web sites, clubs, or any other communication forum facilitating audio trading cannot accept advertising, offer links for compensation, exploit databases compiled from their traffic, or otherwise derive any commercial profit in any form. Stores or businesses may not offer to duplicate Dog Gone media for customers or sell or otherwise provide media containing unreleased Dog Gone's music for any price. A statement of compliance with this policy must be clearly posted on all web sites engaged in trading activity.
If the band chooses to offer for sale (via physical media such as CD, or via digital download) a particular performance by Dog Gone, this Official version will take precedence over amateur recordings being offered for download. In these instances, we require that digital audio repositories remove any recording of these particular performances from their collections within 7 days of the official release or 7 days of Dog Gone announcing the intention to release, whichever is earlier. Notwithstanding the above, Dog Gone reserves the right to require immediate removal of any unreleased DG material. It is the responsibility of the site host to remain informed of the current list of Dog Gone's officially released recordings and to maintain their site accordingly. In no case may any officially released Dog Gone recording (live or studio) be duplicated or otherwise traded or offered. Broadcast of unreleased Dog Gone recordings via radio or online is permissible only if it conforms to all the guidelines applicable to other forms of duplication.
The members of Dog Gone are aware of how many of you have been turned on to "Dog Gone" via a tape, CD, or MP3 from the web. As a result, we feel greatly indebted to the legions of dedicated tapers and traders who have helped spread our music to the world. However, as our fan base continues to grow, we feel it is important to state these simple rules so as to protect not only our music, but also your right to record, and trade, it freely. Please do not hesitate to inform us of any individuals who are in violation of these policies or contact us with any questions.
Dog Gone: Hal Masonberg and Daniel Raznick